The End of the Tour follows a five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace.
Stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel. The film has been shown at many film festival and has it’s main release in USA / Canada Friday July 31st 2015. Currently there are no other countries release dates announced.
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The End of the Tour – Official Lowdown
The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest.
As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other.
Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide.
Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitzer- Prize winner Donald Margulies’ insightful and heartbreaking screenplay. Released buy A24 Films.
Stars Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg and Anna Chlumsky. Directed by James Ponsoldt with a screenplay by Donald Margulies from a book by David Lipsky.